Rushcliffe Sixth Form Applications

All applications for a guaranteed, provisional place at Rushcliffe School Sixth Form need to be submitted by Monday 2nd November. Applications will still be considered after this date but students may not be able to access the transition support being offered shortly after this deadline.

6th Form Open Evening

Rushcliffe 6th Form Open Evening is on Thursday 1st October.

It starts at 5.00pm until 8.30 with the first 25 minute presentation at 5.30 and repeated at 6.30pm.

The event is taking place in B Block with the presentations in EATZ. Subject areas will be available for you to peruse in classrooms adjacent to B Hall.

British Canoeing Talent ID

An exciting opportunity to be part of the 2015 British Canoeing Talent ID Academy with Rushcliffe School

For the last 4 years British Canoeing has worked in partnership with Rushcliffe School offering pupils the opportunity to try out for a fast track Talent Identification Academy. The Academy is designed to highlight those pupils with the potential to be successful in the sport of the Canoe Slalom and provide them with the opportunity to develop and hopefully at some point in the future join the long list of successful Team GB Olympic medallists!
The programme has enjoyed incredible success over the last 4 years, with many age group champions, national junior champions and as of 2015 20% of the England Junior team now come from Rushcliffe School alone!


Pupils in year 7 and 8 will be offered the chance to try out for the Academy this year. Testing will commence in school week beginning 14th and 21st September. Pupils will be notified via letter and around 30-40 pupils will be invited back to further testing throughout the weekend of 10th and 11th October.

Pupils will be given more information during their school assemblies.

If parents have any further questions please contact

Rich Ramsdale (Lead Talent ID Coach) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

France training week

At the beginning of August many of us went to the France to paddle at L'argentierre for a week. The water there was ice cold, straight from the glacier so it was a shock if you fell in as the air temperature was 35 degrees on average. This meant that we had to hydrate lots and keep out of the sun so we didn't burn or get heat stroke. The week was set out so that we had one session early in the morning and one later in the afternoon so we had enough time to rest in between (or go to the lake nearby and jump from trees). At the camp there were paddlers from all over Europe who were training on the course as well. During the week we had two days where we only had one session in order for us too not get too tired from the intensity of the heat and training. Our coach Rich made sure that we were trying something challenging every session and we kept pushing ourselves by making the most of the water because for some of us it was our first time on the course. Overall the week was a huge success and we all learnt a lot from the training and it was different because it was a natural river and we don't normally train on them.

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The Unforgettable Team Trip to Malawi

In July, a group of pupils from Rushcliffe, Farnborough and two girls from Bristol, went on an unforgettable trip to Malawi. We had to raise the slightly daunting amount of £1800 each, so throughout the past year we put on many fundraising events ranging from bag packing at the local Morrisons, to selling samosas around school every week, to hosting a family Curry and Quiz night. Although it may not have seemed possible at times, the whole team finally reached the target - with only a week to spare!

Equador 2015

19 Rushcliffe pupils from a variety of year groups ventured to Ecuador for 4 weeks during the summer break. This involved over 3 weeks volunteering in the local community which included; mixing concrete (with a spade), digging ponds, building community centres and re-foresting. The students were absolutely brilliant and worked extremely hard. At each camp the group stayed, the staff remarked that Rushcliffe pupils were the best they had had. Students raised all the money to go themselves and were rewarded with 3 days on the Galapagos Archipelago. Well done to all our students!!

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Real Homework


REAL Homework Projects (Rushcliffe Extended and Advanced Learning) aim to make homework a fun, manageable and enriching part of the curriculum, where pupils spend extended periods creating, learning and enjoying the tasks. 

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Great to see so many people at our open evening tonight. Looking forward to welcoming lots of you into the Rushcliffe family in September.

by Rushcliffe School